The other impetus, he said, was that he’d seen the huge amount of good carpet going to the tip, just when the environment was becoming a big issue.
He takes in carpets from, say, a hotel, RSL or office building, that are in good order, re-grades and re-sells them for a fraction of normal retail prices.
“Basically, what we believe in is not recycling, we re-use,” Gary says
Customers are happy, they save thousands and thousands of dollars and get something they couldn’t otherwise afford. And while the businesses may charge a small price, the business that the carpet comes from essentially saves on tippage.
For everyone there is a “feel-good” factor in that it is not going to waste, and many of the demolition companies and businesses that use him ask him to sign a form to say it will be re-used because sometimes that is a tender requirement.